This Summer see’s the Maverix inaugural summer camp and just to rub our noses in it and make sure we know exactly what were missing they are going to be regularly updating a blog on whitelines with diaries, photos and video.
We caught up with James Streater the brains behind the outfit to find out more about the camp.
Hi bud how are things going, busy I guess
Not too bad. The mad rush is almost over
Yeah then you can get to enjoying yourself
Exactly, I cannot wait
You are doing three weeks of camps is that right? When are they?
Starting 21st June, and ending on 12th July.
Where are you going be staying and how many guests are you having each week?
Well we have partnered with Titan Lodge, who have a sweet chalet in town. Camp numbers are not massive due to it being the first year. We are currently splitting about 20 people over the 3 weeks, with a few more bookings to be confirmed.
Guess that makes for better instruction. More one on one time
exactly Super high focus on service and strength of coaching. All the coaches have actual qualifications and experience in teaching freestyle. They can throw down and break down the tricks for the guests.
And what level riders are you expecting
Generally a more mature crew. Ages range from 16-32 with most hitting the low twenties.
So as much emphasis on early starts and riding a full day as there is on getting drunk.. What time can you ride until?
Yeah. Their ability level is primed for success, as most have not done too much freestyle. Generally dome driven. I guess with summer riding, it is more focused on achieving results, otherwise you might as well head to Ibiza. You will be able to ride till 1.30-2.00pm each day.
For people who have not been to Les2alps what can they expect from the park set up?
Obviously you have the largest shreddable glacier in Europe. You have great pistes to develop freestyle moves, so people do not just have to lap the park. The park is one of the best in Europe with options for the beginner to the seasoned pro, and the layout works to keep a safe split between those ability levels so people do not feel pressured.
So on a board there is more manmade and natural terrain than anywhere else . What about off your board, what’s there to do in the afternoon then?
There are something like 70 plus other great things to do. Obviously the luge and devil karts are some of the favours. We hope to organise some little trips off for some white water rafting etc to broaden to holiday experience. I think we will also be spending some time by the pool. Plus I should have a personal sports massage guy over to make sure that those oldies get the attention they deserve to keep them riding all week. That’s our week 1 and 2 bonus for people. We will see how it goes and expand if it is popular.
I guess the next question is the cost
Very competitive compared to other camps. £499 for half board, board test, 5 days of coaching, goodie bag etc.
And what are the options for travel. Is it driveable? If flying where is the best place to fly to?
People can drive, it is approx 10 hours from Calais. You can fly to Grenoble or Lyon. Transfers all lead to Grenoble station and a coach can be picked up there, or we can organise transfers through our chalet for guests if they want it.
Is there anything else you wanted to mention?
If things go well this season, then we may expand into the Spanish market and start to organise a ski off shoot as I have some great coaches crying out to start that area.
World domination is the plan then?
Yep. But still keeping numbers low for each off shoot.I do not want a camp with tons of people. It Loses the vibe somewhat. It sounds cool James we look forward to your blog which much excitement. Now back to packing your bag.